Basaksehir striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, has dropped a major reason why Spanish giants didn’t sign him on a permanent transfer in the summer of 2011..


According to the former Arsenal striker, who joined Madrid on loan from Manchester City in January, 2011, were it not for a letter his late brother sent the Spanish club he could have seal a permanent switch..

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Madrid refused to take up an option to buy him that summer, despite scoring five goals in 14 La Liga appearances under Jose Mourinho while helping the club lift the Copa del Rey and after being omitted from City’s pre-season tour of the United States, he was loaned to Tottenham.

In an interview with the BBC this week, the 33 year old said;

‘It’s a tough one. It’s a difficult one. Today, I think I made the right decision to go public because of what I have been through.

‘People will say ”yes, you have to keep it for yourself”. I had done everything to stay in Real Madrid but because of my late brother I couldn’t stay there.

‘He sent a letter, an official letter from Adebayor’s family to the club [saying] that they should not keep me.

‘I’m not saying that’s why they did not keep me, but it can be part of it. Even if it’s 10 per cent, it is a lot.’

Adebayor admits he still does not have a good relationship with his family, claiming that they never get in touch with him if he sustains an injury but only to ask for money.

Recall, in 2015, Adebayor posted on social media about his personal problems with his family, revealing the financial burden of supporting them during a lengthy Facebook statement.

The 33-year-old has disclosed more on his family affecting his career..